Skateboard wheels are usually made of polyurethane as the main material. The proportion of polyurethane in the wheel is different, and the hardness of the wheel is also different. The wheel is an undervalued part of your skateboard, but the wheel determines how you feel when sliding.
Beginners should choose wheels with lower hardness, because they still can’t ride their skateboards well to avoid pebbles, glass, debris on the road, etc. If the hardness is too high, these debris will jam their wheels. Experienced skaters usually choose harder wheels.
is generally marked with words such as 95A, 100A, 80B on the outer packaging of the skateboard wheel, which indicates the hardness of the wheel. The higher the number in front, the harder. For example, a 100A wheel will be harder than a 95A wheel. The hardness of the wheel represented by B will be 20 points greater than that of A, that is to say, the hardness of the wheel of 80B is equivalent to the hardness of the wheel of 100A.
If you like to brush the street, you often have to deal with the impact of rough roads, small stones, small wooden sticks, and small cracks. The soft wheels with hardness between 75A-85A will let you better experience the feeling of chasing the wind. Harder wheels can provide more jumping heights. Grind performs better on props and is easier to slide. It is suitable for various tricks. If you are an out-and-out street skater, hard wheels of 95A and above are your choice.
The hardness of 101A is generally the choice of experienced skaters who particularly like Grind and Slide. If you like to practice all kinds of movements and often have to brush the street, wheels with hardness between 88A-97A are very good.